Lead Auditor

Information Commissioners Office
10 Jan 2018
14 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Auditor - Wilmslow
£24,769 Per Annum plus pension and excellent benefits

As Lead Auditor, you will take the lead on a wide range of good practice activity, including audits, advisory visits and delivering workshops, you’ll play a pivotal role in facilitating the important work of a unique organisation which affects and protects the information rights of everyone in the UK.

As Lead Auditor, your key focus will be on helping organisations deal with personal information properly, in line with the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation. This will include reviewing policies and undertaking site visits; examining data records, conducting interviews and providing advice. We’ll look to you to produce written reports which identify risks and make recommendations for improvement. You will be involved in a wide range of work, including short one day visits to small organisations or larger audits over a few days. You will also be involved in more diverse activities; supporting the delivery of workshops, presentations and speaking engagements.

We will provide the relevant training and develop you towards gaining professional or external qualifications where appropriate. You will also be an intrinsic part of our change programme in preparation for the implementation of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You’ll be educated to degree level or equivalent with experience of compliance assessment or business improvement. You should be highly organised, analytical, and with an eye for detail. You’re able to apply complex legislation practically, or have experience in making corrective recommendations based on an evidence gathering approach. You will summarise your findings in formal reports. Crucially, you are a team player with excellent communication skills who can multi task. The role calls for national travel and regular overnight stays, typically 2/3 nights every 3-4 weeks, so a flexible approach is essential.

The Information Commissioner’s Office

An independent public body, we uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. As well as educating organisations and promoting good practice, we oversee the legislation to ensure people’s data is secure, accurate and properly managed.

Join us and you’ll enjoy investment in your career, with excellent training and mentorship to support your ongoing development.

Regional Roles

The bulk of the Assurance team are based at our head office in Wilmslow, Cheshire but there are roles are available in the regional offices of Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. You would be expected to travel as required; to attend initial and ongoing training, for department meetings and thereafter to complete audits alongside your colleagues. You will be fully supported by your team manager and peers either by remote working or in person.

All travel costs for business are reimbursed in accordance with our policy and guidelines.

Why work as a Lead Auditor at the ICO?

    Flexible working hours, including flexi leave.Civil Service pension arrangements.25 days paid holiday a year with options to buy, sell, and bank days.Extra ‘privilege’ days in addition to normal public holidays.Compressed working-hours options.Excellent learning and development opportunities.Health cash plan.Colleague assistance scheme.Access to many discounted products and services.Welfare and family friendly policies.Childcare voucher scheme.Part-time working and job sharing.Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.
Closing date: midnight, Wednesday 21 March 2018, though we may close earlier if enough applications are received early in the process.

The ICO is committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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